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Alexander Volkanovski Vows Comeback After UFC 298 Loss

Former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has announced that he will be taking a break from fighting following his recent loss to Ilia Topuria. Volkanovski returned to the octagon earlier this month after a short hiatus following a knockout defeat to Islam Makhachev. However, his return was not successful, as he suffered another stoppage loss, this time to Topuria at UFC 298 in Anaheim.



Alexander Volkanovski


Following his loss, speculation arose that Volkanovski may not have taken enough time off between fights. In response to these concerns, the Australian fighter released a video on his YouTube channel addressing the situation. In the video, Volkanovski acknowledged the need to take time off to recover, especially for the sake of his head.


Despite the setback, Volkanovski remains confident in his ability to reclaim the UFC featherweight title. He stated in the video that his next fight will be a rematch with Topuria for the title, but he is willing to wait if Topuria decides to fight someone else first.


"I'm gonna let the head rest so the training's gonna be clever, especially for a couple of months," Volkanovski said in the video. "It's good. That's what I've been able to do this week. I've felt great.

Depending on what Ilia does, if he was to want to be very active and fight soon, which would mean my rematch would be rushed, alright, I'm happy to be like, 'If you're gonna be that active, I'm gonna have to wait.'"

He concluded the video by promising fans that he would do everything in his power to regain the featherweight title.


"Mark my words, I am getting that belt back," Volkanovski said. "I'm gonna do everything in my power."

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